Kind Classroom is an eBook packed full of helpful resources and printable materials for teachers using the Kindness Elves in their classrooms. Random Acts of Kindness.
Ask and respond to a set of questions in pairs to get to know your colleagues better.
How do you teach kindness?. Learn the Kindness Activity Approach Ask the child what it means to be kind and give an example of an act of kindness Introduce the kindness jar to the child Explain that you will be adding pom poms as you notice kind acts throughout the day and weeks. Then I review this throughout the year especially after winter and spring break. Kids should draw note and do what it says.
The Kindness Elves are the perfect addition to the classroom setting as they make wonderful mascots and are encouragers of kind and caring behaviour towards others The Story of the Kindness Elves. Set up stages and use toys to play the story. I start the school year talking about kindness as part of being a good student and friend.
One of the best ways to teach kindness to others is by being intentional about it. Put on an act. So how do we teach kindness.
There are several books on kindness that you can read all year. For example the young carer who is often late for school as a result of a parents ill health and whos never available to attend social events can become isolated and vulnerable to bullying without their peers recognising why. When you finish ask your little one who is his favorite hero and why.
Modelling kindness does not have to be anything extravagant for me it can be as simple as letting someone in front of me at a checkout or letting a car merge in front of me. Leverage Social Stories Including a Problem To Solve. Once students understand what acts of kindness are introduce them to the idea of random acts of kindness.
Create a Challenge to Spread Kindness. Applying the Kindness Counts study in your home classroom or after-school program is easy. It provides access to research-based tools and resources free of charge to those who want to incorporate kindness into the school day and make kindness a.
Tips for Teaching Kindness. There can be a real lack of understanding behind unkindness. Teach Kindness is a unique collaboration among leading education organizations distinguished teachers and acclaimed researchers.
Many childrens books contain beautiful and powerful lessons about kindness empathy and compassion. Check out some of our favorite books for learning about kindness together below. Sharing this idea with students can encourage them to show kindness to their friends and families in unexpected ways.
Plant flowers with them and deliver them to grandparents or teachers. You can help teach kindness by helping kids bake cookies for a lonely neighbor. Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena.
You teach kindness in the classroom just like anything else through direct instruction and independent practice. One method is to use complimentary notes or positive sticky notes. Teaching Kids about Kindness.
Does your kid love some particular fairy tale. One simple way to teach kindness to kids is by reading books. It can be taking the time to stop and talk to a random person in the street pick up a hitch hiker or stop to see if someone who has broken down needs assistance as long as its safe to do so.
Your efforts will be greatly rewarded. Showing them to care for other peoples feelings and how to do that will leave a lasting impression on them. How do you teach kindness.
Teach Empathy with Intentionality. How do you teach kindness in the classroom. Let them draw pictures and pass them out at nursing homes.
What better way to teach kindness than to show it. When teachers show kindness eg warmth and child-centered practices students show increased empathy and prosocial behavior. One of the easiest ways to teach kindness is by reading stories to your class.
Build positive relationships with students in 2 minutes a day. Volunteer give compliments donate to charity hold the door for someone. Follow these four steps to help enable children to be givers of kindness.
The goal is to help kids become more aware of doing acts of kindness and of their feelings of gratitude when they experience pleasant activities. There are so many ways to be an example of kindness. Another way to teach kindness is by playing Kindness Bingo.
Acts of kindness for kids. Create a Friendship and Kindness Center.